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Hardware Field Replaceable Unit Isolation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049647D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

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Adair, JG Baker, DC [+details]


In a multicard microprocessor system, when initial poweron diagnostic software fails to execute to an identifiable point of progress, the failing field-replaceable unit (FRU) cannot be directly determined. The "dead in the water" state causes replacement of many non-failing cards in an effort to find and replace the failing card.